Prishtina [Pristina], 22 April: The World Bank [WB] will support Kosova [Kosovo] energy and mining sector with a grant of 2.5m US dollars.
The spokesperson for UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] Pillar IV, Mechtild Henneke, said that the agreement was signed yesterday in Prishtina between the DSRSG [Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General] Joachim Ruecker and the World Bank representative in Kosova, Kanthan Shankar.
Shankar said that the continued help in the energy sector reflects the World Bank's strategy based on the Kosova Economic Memorandum, which identifies the energy sector as one of the pillars of growth in Kosovo. [Passage omitted - background]
Source: KosovaLive web site, Pristina, in English 22 Apr 05